Kamran Michael

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Senator
Kamran Michael
Minister for Statistics
In office
4 August 2017 – 31 May 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byShamshad Akhtar
Minister for Human Rights
In office
21 May 2016 – 28 July 2017
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Minister for Ports and Shipping
In office
8 June 2013 – 21 May 2016
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Preceded byBabar Ghauri
Succeeded byHasil Bizenjo
Member of the Senate of Pakistan
Assumed office
12 March 2012
Personal details
Born (1973-10-09) October 9, 1973 (age 48)[1]
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan,
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (N)
(1993–Present)
Alma materPunjab University
BA[2]

Kamran Michael (Urdu: کامران مائیکل) is a Pakistani politician who served as Minister for Statistics, in Abbasi cabinet from August 2017 to May 2018. He previously served as the Minister for Human Rights in the third Sharif ministry from 2013 to 2017. A member of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Michael held the cabinet portfolio of Minister for Ports and Shipping from 2013 to 2016.

Michael has been an elected member of the Senate of Pakistan on minorities seat since 2012 and has served as the Provincial Minister for Minorities Affairs, Human Rights, Women development, Social Welfare and Finance in the Provincial Assembly of Punjab.

In 2016, he moved the Hindu marriage bill in 2016, which later became law.[3]

Political career[edit]

Michael started his political career in 2001 after getting elected as Councillor. Later he was elected as Member of Lahore District Council.[4]

Michael was elected as member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab for the first time in 2002 Pakistani general election on one of the eight seats reserved for minorities. He was re-elected as the member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab for a second term in 2008 Pakistani general election. He was appointed as provincial minister of Punjab for human rights, provincial minister for Minority Affairs, provincial minister for Social Welfare and provincial minister for Women development.[5][6][7][8] In 2010, he was appointed as the provincial minister for Finance[6][4][9][10]

Michael was elected member of the Senate of Pakistan in 2012 for the first time on a seat reserved for minorities after assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti.[11][12] Upon PML-N victory in the 2013 Pakistani general election, Michael was made the Minister for Ports and Shipping in June 2013 where he served until May 2016.[13][14] In 2016, he was appointed as Minister for Human Rights.[13]

He had ceased to hold ministerial office in July 2017 when the federal cabinet was disbanded following the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after Panama Papers case decision.[15] Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi.[16][17] He was appointed as the Federal Minister for Statistics.[18]

He was nominated by PML-N as its candidate in 2018 Pakistani Senate election.[19] However the Election Commission of Pakistan declared all PML-N candidates for the Senate election as independent after a ruling of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.[20]

He was re-elected to the Senate as an independent candidate on a reserved seat for non-Muslim from Punjab in Senate election.[21][22] On 12 March 2018, he ceased to hold the office of Federal Minister for Statistics due to expiration of his term in the Senate.[23] On 15 March 2018, he was re-inducted into the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi[24] and was re-appointed as Federal Minister for Statistics.[25]

He joined the treasury benches, led by PML-N after assuming the office of Senator.[26] Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Michael ceased to hold the office as Federal Minister for Statistics.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". www.pap.gov.pk. Punjab Assembly. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Profile". www.senate.gov.pk. Senate of Pakistan. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  3. ^ Kalbe Ali (27 September 2016). "NA finally passes Hindu marriage bill". Dawn. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Profile of Minister". 202.83.164.28. Minister For Human Rights. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  5. ^ "CM 'active', cabinet in 'hibernation'". DAWN.COM. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Non-Muslims ought to be eligible to become President, PM: Kamran Michael – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Punjab Government 2008–2013". Provincial Assembly of The Punja. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "Minorities' quota in Punjab". DAWN.COM. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  9. ^ Newspaper, the (9 June 2011). "Austerity measures, ban on jobs". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Federal cabinet unveiled: Enter the ministers – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  11. ^ "12 elected unopposed to Senate from Punjab". DAWN.COM. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Punjab Assembly: Lawmakers demand bulletproof cars – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Bizenjo, Sheikh Aftab sworn in as ministers – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Bizenjo, Sheikh Aftab sworn in as ministers – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  15. ^ "PM Nawaz Sharif steps down; federal cabinet stands dissolved". Daily Pakistan Global. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  16. ^ "A 43-member new cabinet sworn in". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  17. ^ "PM Khaqan Abbasi's 43-member cabinet takes oath today". Pakistan Today. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Portfolios of federal, state ministers". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  19. ^ "PML-N, PPP shortlist candidates for Senate elections". Pakistan Today. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  20. ^ "PML-N's Senate nominees to contest election as independent candidates, says ECP". DAWN.COM. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  21. ^ "LIVE: PML-N-backed independent candidates lead in Punjab, PPP in Sindh - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  22. ^ Khan, Iftikhar A. (4 March 2018). "PML-N gains Senate control amid surprise PPP showing". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  23. ^ "Dar, Michael, Kareem no more ministers". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  24. ^ "Michael, Kareem made federal ministers". The Nation. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  25. ^ "Hafiz Abdul Kareem, Kamran Michael sworn in as federal ministers". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  26. ^ Guramani, Nadir (22 March 2018). "15 independent senators backed by PML-N in Senate polls join treasury". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  27. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Minister for Ports and Shipping
2013–2016
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Minister for Human Rights
2016–2017
Incumbent